05 mars 12

Pancakes

     Breakfast is for me the most delightful meal in the day. Those fluffy pancakes are wonderful for a breakfast!!! With a cup of coffee, it's so yummy!! These pancakes remind me the hotel breakfasts, when I travelled a lot visiting United States. I remembered when I stood by the buffet trying to find the best for me : pancakes, muffins or croissants, yogurt, fruits, muesli....bacon, eggs..... I love hotel breakfasts.    Since I found this great recipe in a cooking magazine, I made pancakes... [Lire la suite]
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27 févr. 12

Daring Bakers' February 2012 Challenge - Quick Bread

The February 2012 Daring Bakers Challenge was choosen and hosted by Lis, Daring Kitchen Co-Founder. She chose Quick Bread using baking soda, or baking powder, but no yeast. It's really quick to make "because it doesn't require kneading or rising time." It's really a great choice :) It's a lovely challenge for me, because I had a lof of adventures in my kitchen a few weeks ago making a cornbread. My friend Florence gave me the recipe and a beautiful skillet, she said " it's so easy to make" . But I put baking soda instead baking... [Lire la suite]
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31 janv. 12

Tomato Quiche

 Are you ready to make this fabulous quiche ? If you are a quiche lover, this new recipe is for you. Quiche is an excellent French dish. It's a fantastic quick lunch - so easy to prepare-. For a picnic, it's also a great time.  You have a lot of quiche recipes. You can make a filling of crab-cheese, or meat or just vegetables and cheese,.....whatever you want. If you have fresh herbs in your fridge, it's wonderful! :) But dried herbs is fine. I am so excited about this new recipe quiche. I never made a quiche with... [Lire la suite]
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27 janv. 12

Daring Bakers' January 2012 Challenge - Scones (a.k.a Biscuits)

I am so excited to share with you my first DBakers Challenge 2012.    I had a great time doing Scones. Thank you so much Audax for this recipe. The scone is a small scottish quick bread especially popular in the United Kingdom, knows also in Australia. In United States the common name is Biscuits. It is so good for a breakfast with butter or jam, yummy!!!    I chose the basic recipe. It's really quick to make and really cheap!  They are so delicious.... Well honestly...mine are a little bit... [Lire la suite]
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19 janv. 12

Lentils with Green Onions

   Lentills are relatively quick and easy to prepare. They do not require presoaking and cook to tenderness in only 20 or 30 minutes.   "Healthy Heart" Cookbook - American Medical Association- inspired me for this recipe : a really good book to eat and live well, a book to fight heart disease. It's wonderful, the green onions -that I added just at the end- give a super flavor and the cooking is perfect! Serving : 2-3 Ingrédients : 1 Tbs olive oil 1/2 yellow onion, chopped  2 cups fat-free, no-salt... [Lire la suite]
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11 janv. 12

French Cake with Jalapeno Peppers and Cheese

   Wow It's so good! The cheese is so meelty and the Jalapeno Pepper Cheese so spicy. You find the French Cake serving up at "l'heure de l'apéritif" (cocktail hour) in French families. You can add green olives, if you do it, do not add salt. You can combinate Feta and Basil or Salmon and Zucchini, whatever you want. I'm sure you can think up your own wonderful taste combination.   Prep Time : 25 minutes    Cook time : 55 minutes (375 degré F.) ou 50 minutes (180 degré C.) Ingredients : 1 1/3 cup... [Lire la suite]
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08 janv. 12

Baked Beans with Tomatoes

   These Baked Beans with Tomatoes are so delicious. A wonderful "provençal" baked bean flavor!  Serving : 4    Prep time : 10 mn + time to soak beans   Cook time : 2 h Ingredients : 8 oz cannellini or white kidney beans, soaked overnignt and drained 1 lb peeled and chopped tomatoes 2 cloves garlic, lightly crushed but whole 2 tablespoons finely chopped mixed fresh herbs (basil, oregano) or 1 tsp of freeze-dried herbs 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil Salt and black pepper Directions : Cook... [Lire la suite]
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31 déc. 11

Gingerbread

                      I wish to everyone a Happy New Year with Fun in your kitchen! Thank you Irene, your gingerbread look alive, so amazing! I've never seen gingendreads like that of my whole live, they are so Delicious, Pretty and Funny! And stars and boots are Creative and Colored! 
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29 déc. 11

Cajun Chicken Pasta

 I am so proud to make my first recipe Cajun. I remember my trip in Louisiana and in the New Orleans :  the beignet au Cafe du Monde in New Orleans were so delicious, in the restaurants the savors of Cajun food smelled so good. Today I cook Cajun Chicken Pasta, it's soooo easy to make! Serving : 4      Prep Time : 20 minutes    Cook time : 20 minutes Ingredients : 8 oz egg fettucini pasta 1 pd fresh chicken tenderloins 2 tsp Cajun saisoning 2 Tbs butter or margarine 1 red pepper, sliced 1... [Lire la suite]
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30 nov. 11

Daring Cooks : Chinese Tea Eggs

The Daring Cooks' November 2011 Challenge was cooking with tea. Amazing challenge, very unique! I was so happy to make my first challenge : Chinese Tea Eggs. When my tea eggs were cooked, I coudn't wait to peel them and see how beautiful they were. I never have realized chinese recipes. It was really fun to make this recipe. Thank you to Sarah from Simply Cooked for this chinese challenge. Ingredients : 6 eggs 2 Tbs (30ml) black tea leaves, or 4 tea bags 2 tsp (10ml) Chinese five spice powder 1 Tbs (5ml) coarse grain salt... [Lire la suite]
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